Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty February 21, 2019 Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani have signed an agreement on a strategic partnership between their countries. Turkmenistan’s State Information Agency said the two leaders signed the document in Ashgabat on February 21 after discussing bilateral trade, energy, and cultural ties. Berdymukhammedov reportedly said Turkmenistan
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 9, 2018 Gas-rich Turkmenistan has inaugurated a refurbished and expanded Soviet-era power plant that it hopes will help it boost exports to Afghanistan and Pakistan. Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov on September 8 attended ceremonies for the opening of the $1.2 billion electricity plant near the Central Asian’s southeastern region of
Hasib Danish Alikozai VOA News February 24, 2018 WASHINGTON — As leaders and representatives of countries involved in the Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India (TAPI) gas pipeline celebrated the project’s inauguration, Afghan Taliban, in a rare announcement, vowed to support and protect the pipeline in areas under its control. In a statement emailed to media outlets,
RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan February 23, 2018 Leaders and senior officials from Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Pakistan, and India have inaugurated the start of work on the Afghan part of a multibillion-dollar pipeline project that they hope will meet the region’s energy needs. The Afghan and Turkmen presidents, Ashraf Ghani and Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov, were joined by Pakistani
Ayaz Gul VOA News February 22, 2018 ISLAMABAD — Afghanistan will host leaders from Turkmenistan, Pakistan and India on Friday for the ground-breaking ceremony of the Afghan section of a much-delayed multi-billion dollar gas pipeline connecting the four nations. The $10 billion mega project, known as Turkmenistan-Pakistan-Afghanistan-India, or TAPI, will connect Central Asia with South Asia
Bruce Pannier Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty November 29, 2016 The proposed railway line from Turkmenistan to Tajikistan, via Afghanistan, marked a milestone on November 28 when the first station on the Afghan side of the Turkmen border opened. Turkmenistan’s President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani attended the ceremony at the Aqina railway station
AFP: Asian neighbours Turkmenistan and Afghanistan on Monday opened the first section of a $2 billion link connecting their two countries by rail for the first time and set to extend to Tajikistan. Turkmenistan’s President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov and his Afghan counterpart Ashraf Ghani attended the colourful celebrations featuring Turkmen traditional dancers. A train pulling 46 freight
Trend: The Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Tajikistan (TAT) railway, which is under construction, is intended to stimulate trade ties between countries of the region, the Turkmen government said in a message. The first phase of the project envisages construction of two railway sections: a 85-kilometer Atamyrat-Imamnazar line in Turkmenistan and a 38-kilometer line from Imamnazar to the Andkhoy village in Afghanistan.
Natural Gas Europe: Afghanistan plays a key role In the Turkmenistan–Afghanistan–Pakistan–India Pipeline project. Turkmenistan has the world’s fifth largest reserves, as ranked in 2015. This strong position offers considerable advantages with respect to defining the strategy of natural gas export policy. Turkmenistan, on the other hand, shows that there are no benefits in having such rich
Trend News Agency: A 146-kilometer Yoloten-Tahtabazar power transmission line has been constructed in Turkmenistan towards Afghanistan, the Turkmen government said March 26. After its commissioning, it will be possible to ensure a higher level of reliable energy supply not only for local consumers, but also for those in neighboring Afghanistan. Turkmenistan supplies electricity to Afghanistan on favorable terms.